The Labeling of the Retina and Optic Tectum Gangliosides and Glycoproteins of Chickens in Darkness or Exposed to Light

  • Ranwel Caputto
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 174)


Different authors have reported observations showing that modifications of gangliosides occur in the process of acquiring memory in an avoidance test1–3 or that the injection of GM1 ganglioside antibody interfers with memory acquisition.4, 5


Optic Nerve Ganglion Cell Ganglion Cell Layer Optic Tectum Label Precursor 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ranwel Caputto
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Quimica Biologica. Fac. de Ciencias QuimicasUniversidad Nacional de Cordoba and CIQUIBIC-CONICETCordobaArgentina

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